Fantastic Foxes beat all odds

May 5, 2016


Sports Editor | mvv002@latech.edu



VALCHOOn Monday, the world of sports witnessed a fairy tale that nobody saw coming become reality as Leicester City Football Club, nicknamed the Foxes, were crowned Champions of England.



The story is better than any script Hollywood could have written and some people may not know anything about it.



LCFC came out of nowhere this year. The club from the midlands started at 5000-1 preseason odds to win the Premier League. That made it seem nearly impossible for them to even be contenders. For an American perspective, the Cleveland Browns are currently 200-1 to win the Super Bowl next year.



Just to show how unlikely LCFC winning the title was at the beginning of the year, here are some other things that are at 5000-1 odds to happen: Elvis being found alive, President Obama playing cricket for the English national team and Kim Kardashian winning the presidency in 2020.



Nobody knew if this Leicester team was for real or not. Were they just a flash in the pan? Or were they serious title contenders? They proved the doubters wrong.



They clinched the title in one of the most exciting soccer matches I have ever seen. My favorite club, Chelsea FC, was playing their bitter in-town rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC. Tottenham, in second place at the time, had to win to continue the challenge for the title. Up 2-0 at halftime, Tottenham


butchered their two-goal lead and allowed Chelsea to tie it up with minutes remaining.



In the process, THFC had nine players earn yellow cards, a league record, and could have a few bans upon review after Mousa Dembélé was seen on film attempting to eye gouge a Chelsea player.



The two teams hate each other, which added even more to the drama.



If you still think soccer is boring, I hope reading this changed your perspective. At least give it a chance. This past season has been anything but boring. If this past year is any indication, anything can happen and more craziness is on the horizon when the next season kicks off.


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